Google Stadia‘s announcement triggered a Microsoft and Sony partnership for cloud-based gaming. According to Polygon.com, this collaboration puts PS Now on the Microsoft Azure Service, which is truly an interesting decision. Playstation Now hasn’t been the best historically, but it was an important step in streaming games. Although with the collaboration with Microsoft, PS Now has the potential to be amazing.
Microsoft is also working on a PS Now adjacent game-streaming service titled xCloud, and is expected to be the main focusing point of Microsoft’s E3 presentation. Which makes the whole PS Now on Microsoft Azure an interesting decision, even more than before.
Microsoft corporate vice president Kareem Choudhry had this to say:
“Ultimately, Project xCloud is about providing gamers — whether they prefer console or PC — new choices in when and where they play, while giving mobile-only players access to worlds, characters and immersive stories they haven’t been able to experience before.”
For more info on Project xCloud, check out the video below: